March 10, 2009

Bears Finish USCSA National Championships in 10th

March 10, 2009

WINTER PARK, CO - The Brown women's skiing team finished the 2009 USCSA National Championships in 10th place with a total of 20 points, after finishing the giant slalom in 11th and the slalom in ninth. Sophomore Krista Consiglio (Bethany, CT) was Brown's top overall finisher, earning a 12th-place finish in the giant slalom and a 31st-place finish in the slalom to place 15th overall.

Consiglio's total two-run time of 2:12.67 led the Bears in the giant slalom (12th place), while freshman Emily Simmons (Buffalo, NY) posted a two-run time of 2:17.81 to come in 36th. Sophomore Blaine Martin (Salt Lake City, UT) was Brown's third skier to figure into the team standings, after posting a two-run time of 2:35.94 to finish in 64th. Both senior Anna Bengtson (St. Johnsbury, VT) and freshman Kia Mosenthal (Plymouth, NH) did not finish their first runs.

The Bears rebounded two days later to finish ninth in the slalom, as Mosenthal earned fourth place with a two-run time of 1:25.65. Consiglio was second for the Bears with a time of 1:32.42 to earn 31st place, while junior Elisa Handbury (Sydney, Australia) placed 42nd with a two-run time of 1:34.74. Bengtson did not finish her first run for the second time, as all three skiers who finished for the Bears counted in the team standings.

Consiglio earned a pair of All-America honors, earning Second Team All-America in both the giant slalom and combined. Mosenthal was named a First Team All-American in the slalom.